Argus Opticians Donegal Town and Bundoran recommend routine eye examinations as they are a valuable component of your regular healthcare screening. As well as measuring any visual correction needs, the full examination can identify medical conditions such as glaucoma, diabetes, macular degeneration and other circulatory disorders.
Medical card holders are entitled to a free eye exam, as well as selected frames and a contribution towards their lens costs. You are also entitled to a free exam and discounted lens and frames if either you or your partner have the required PRSI contributions. If you are unsure whether or not you have enough contributions please contact the practice with your PPS no. and we will determine your eligibility.
Urgent Eye Examinations / Ocular Emergencies
Should you request an urgent eye exam or if you have and ocular emergency please contact the practice immediately. If this is out of hours, you can ring our out of hours service, the number of which is 086 8274244 for Argus Opticians Donegal Town and Bundoran. If you should have any problems contacting the practice or the out of hours service we would advise phoning your GP or going straight to the Accident and Emergency Dept.
We would recommend you contact us urgently if you experience any of the following:
- Sudden Loss / Distortion of Vision
- Painful red eye
- Flashing lights or floaters
- Thunderclap headaches
- Foreign bodies in the eye
- Trauma to the eye
- Chemical trauma to the eye
- Double vision
- Excessive discharge from the eye
The Eye Exam
At Argus Opticians Donegal Town and Bundoran we tailor each eye exam to the individual and always endeavour to put you at your ease. We carry out a comprehensive eye exam on every patient which begins with a thorough patient history and discussion regarding your personal requirements. This then proceeds through the refraction process to determine whether glasses are required and if so what type would best suit.
At Argus Opticians we use the latest computerised test charts and testing equipment. Once we have determined what glasses you require we go on to screen for eye conditions such as glaucoma, macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy among others, using a technique called slit lamp biomicroscopy. We will then, if necessary, carry out supplementary tests including those for colour vision, dry eye, low vision, occupational vision and sports vision, necessary. The most important supplementary test we offer is OCT or Optical Coherence Tomography.
When we have finished your exam we will then discuss our findings with you before giving our recommendations. You will then be handed over to one of our dispensing team who will give you expert guidance should you need to choose glasses. We hope to make this whole journey as pleasurable an experience as possible for you.